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2013-07-22 23:23:52

Asher Kimchi, M.D., Founder and Chairman of the International Academy of Cardiology, today announced the selection of Ezra A. Amsterdam, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of California Davis, School of Medicine, Sacramento, California, USA, to deliver the seventh H.J.C. Swan Memorial Lecture at the Opening Ceremony of the International Academy of Cardiology, 18th World Congress on Heart Disease, Annual Scientific Sessions 2013 to be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada, from Friday, July 26...

2013-07-18 10:31:06

A Johns Hopkins study finds that healthy people who carry a genetic mutation for arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) are at much higher risk of developing the symptoms of the life-threatening heart disease if they participate in endurance sports and frequent exercise. The study also suggests that those carriers who significantly cut back on their exercise regimen may reduce their risk or delay the onset of symptoms. An article on the study results is...

2013-07-11 12:41:47

Excess stomach fat more dangerous than fat elsewhere on the body Individuals with excessive abdominal fat have a greater risk of heart disease and cancer than individuals with a similar body mass index (BMI) who carry their fat in other areas of the body, according to a study published online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Death and disease risk associated with excess body weight can vary among individuals with similar BMI. Ectopic fat, or fat located where...

2013-06-27 23:38:04

Currently Serves as Chair Scientific Research Committee for the Cardiovascular Division of the Scottsdale Clinical Research Institute at Scottsdale Healthcare and Immediate Past President of the American College of Cardiology, Arizona Chapter. Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 Aventyn Inc., an innovative provider of secure connected clinical information processing solutions, announced the appointment of Dr Kris Vijay to provide strategic guidance, medical advice and lead worldwide...

2013-06-26 13:25:39

Trend toward more cancers and more deaths among heart failure patients Heart failure patients are surviving more often with the heart condition but they are increasingly more likely to be diagnosed with cancer, a trend that could be attributed to increased surveillance, side effects of treatments, or other causes, according to a study published online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. "Heart failure patients are not only at an increased risk for developing...

2013-06-04 23:26:46

The First Hospital in New England to Achieve Accreditation with ACE. Lawrence, MA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 The staff at Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence, MA, already knew they had a quality program. When Seth Bilazarian, MD, FACC and Kathy Caredeo, RN, BSN, MM, Director of Cardiovascular Services, approached ACE to begin the accreditation process, they were “looking for third party validation and a means to benchmark against others utilizing Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC),”...

2013-05-16 23:04:19

Quality Data Metrics Confirm the Value of ACE Accreditation and E3: More than Peer Review Services Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Data showing improved quality results for cardiac cath labs that apply for accreditation through the Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) were presented during the SCAI Scientific Sessions in Orlando, FL, May 8-10, 2013. The study is the first of its kind to validate the results of the accreditation process. “The important take-away from this...

New Evidence Shows Hysterectomy Does Not Increase Risk Of Heart Disease
2013-05-15 13:05:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While previous research has shown a connection between the medical removal of a woman´s uterus and heart problems, a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has found no evidence of an increased risk. Commonly referred to as a hysterectomy, the removal of the uterus is the second most common surgery among American women. "Middle-aged women who are considering hysterectomy should be encouraged because our...

2013-05-14 23:00:10

Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation McDevitt award honors researchers who contribute to improving health care in Michigan. Royal Oak, Mich. (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Kavitha Chinnaiyan, M.D., director of Advanced Cardiac Imaging Education at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, has received the Frank J. McDevitt, D.O., Award for Excellence in Health Policy Research for Physicians. The award is presented annually by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation to a Michigan-based researcher or doctor who has...

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Journal of the American College of Cardiology
2012-04-29 23:03:49

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by Elsevier. It covers all aspects of cardiovascular disease, including original clinical studies, experimental investigations with clear clinical relevance, state-of-the-art papers, viewpoints, and editorials and essays interpreting and commenting on the research presented. According to its website, http://content.onlinejacc.org, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology is the...

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